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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                             July 15, 2021        

     In this Issue:


  1. 2021 IONIC Mountain Bike Tour
  2. Five reasons to rotate your running shoes
  3. Terry Moss: educator, athlete and coach - and always learning
  4. Photos This Week
  5. Upcoming Events: August 7 Sudbury Camino, August 14-15 Conquer the Crater
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North




  July 10-11, 2021

2021 Ionic Mountain Bike Tour


All Photos Here

All Results Here




A Note from Neil Phipps on the Beaton Classic

I'm sorry to announce that we will not be able to hold the Beaton again this year. The venue is not available and the complex logistics of the event make it too difficult to pull off under any kind of Covid restrictions. I have high hopes that we will be able to resume the event next summer so mark the first Sunday of August 2022 on your calendar. I apologize for not posting this sooner. Sometimes I forget to let the conversations in my head out to the public.

Stay tuned for information on upcoming SFC events that we hope will still take place this summer





Five reasons to rotate your running shoes
Having more than one pair can help you prevent injuries and save money in the long run


Vince's Daily Drivers

A runner’s most valuable possession is their running shoes. If you’re like most runners, you have one pair that you wear day after day until they’re falling apart and you’re forced to go buy a new pair. While having more than one pair of running shoes may not be financially feasible for everyone (let’s face it — they’re expensive), having two pairs and rotating between them comes with several benefits.


You’ll experience fewer injuries
One of the reasons we wear running shoes is to protect our bodies from some of the pounding running causes. As you wear your shoes down, however, they become less and less capable of providing the protection and cushion you need to prevent small aches and pains from cropping up. Giving your shoes a day off in between runs by switching to another pair will allow both pairs to maintain their structure longer, providing you with the support you need, mile after mile. In fact, studies have shown that runners who rotate between at least two pairs of shoes are almost 40 per cent less likely to get injured.

Your shoes will last longer
Most experts agree that the midsole foam in your shoe takes about 24 hours to fully bounce back after a run. This is the part of the shoe that offers support to your foot, so it’s really important that it’s in good shape. Rotating your shoes will allow the foam to fully regenerate, so you get a smooth, comfortable ride every time you lace them up, and you won’t need to replace them as frequently.

You’ll save money
While it costs more money up-front to buy two pairs of running shoes, you’ll end up saving money in the long run, because each individual pair will last longer. Of course, not everyone will be able to afford to do this, but if you can, it’s well worth the investment.

It’ll help you find the perfect shoe
Finding the best shoe for your foot takes a lot of trial and error. Having two pairs allows you to try out different styles and models and do side-by-side comparisons, which will help you in your quest for the perfect running shoe.

Different shoes for different runs
No one shoe is perfect for all types of runs. The shoe that makes you feel fast and light during a speedy track session will likely make your knees and feet unhappy over the course of a 20K long run, and the shoes you wear for an easy mileage day might make you feel sluggish and heavy during a fartlek or tempo run. Having different pairs for different purposes will help you get the maximum training effect from each type of run.





Terry Moss: educator, athlete and coach - and always learning
Randy Pascal

Terry Moss

A proud graduate of Lively District Secondary School, Terry Hanson (now Moss) had little idea of exactly what she was stepping into as she first set foot on the floor of the Ben Avery Gymnasium in the fall of 1975.

An athletic busybody throughout her youth, the youngest of three children in the family was an equal parts accomplished high-school athlete and fearless teen. “My parents led me to believe that I could do anything that I wanted, if I put my mind to it,” stated the retired educator who celebrated her 65th birthday yesterday.

What coach Norm Vickery had assembled at Laurentian University, however, was the start of a women’s basketball dynasty. The Lady Vees had captured the first of what would become five straight CWIAU titles in March of ‘75 - a fact that might have been lost, just a smidge, in the eyes of the talkative walk-on.

“I didn’t realize how good they were,” said Moss.

So began the lessons to be learned.

Lesson #1: “I wasn’t highly skilled, compared to the other nine players, but I made sure there was a role for me to play.”

In so many ways, that kind of resilience and adaptability would define her approach to a lifetime of sport, affecting the lives of hundreds if not thousands of kids through her role as either a physical educator or a sports coach.

Truth is, that inner toughness was not way out of line for the young tomboy who grew up on the outskirts of Lively but really never experienced organized sport until she became a Hawk.

Fun fact: not only were her brothers Randy and Ron older than her, they were seven and eight years older.



“They would be rough-housing it on the front lawn and I would try and play football with them and would get thrown around,” Moss recalled. “They didn’t want their little sister hanging around with them. I grew up with sports bruises and learned not to cry about it.”

It wasn’t just her siblings, however.

Whether it was playing shinny on the hockey rink out back, hopping on the nearest ski-doo or throwing on the cross-country skis to make her way from point A to point B, Moss was most in her element keeping active, typically with similar minded neighbourhood kids, most of whom were boys.

Mere weeks into the start of her secondary school journey at LDSS, Moss was selected to run cross-country. She would be part of the field that welcomed females to OFSAA XC for the very first time. She cracked the basketball roster, as a rookie, for the first of five times, suiting up as a senior by the time she reached grade ten.

Still, it was another sporting pursuit altogether, one that clearly captured the ethnic flavour of her community, where Moss most excelled. “I was a very good cross-country skier,” admitted the long-time spouse of Track North head coach Dick Moss.

“There used to be a lot of loppets, given the influence of the large Finnish community in Walden. I still remember ordering my new boots that came from Norway - and there was always a sauna around. We would all be having a sauna, then jumping in the creek. That was when you could get away with it.”

Moss travelled to Thunder Bay to compete at the Canadian Junior Championships, finishing second to twin sisters and future Olympians Shirley and Sharon Firth, while still at Lively High.

“I was probably better suited for cross country skiing (than basketball) because of my build,” noted the 5’4” guard. Physically suited - yes. Socially - maybe not quite as much.

“I liked basketball a lot,” said Moss of her decision to attend the Laurentian tryouts as a freshman. “It’s a team sport and I’m kind of a gregarious, outgoing person.”

(there may not be a single close acquaintance of Moss who did not just spit out their coffee and scream “Ya think?” as they read that last line)

Yes, Moss is what you might think of as that walking, talking one-person party, the individual that can completely light up a room the moment that she steps in. That was, in part, the role she would play with the powerhouse Lady Vees.

Limited court time would not do justice to the lack of opportunity that Moss endured through her first two years at L.U. - non existent court time is surely more appropriate. Still, she was more than a little adept at keeping spirits light, making teammates laugh. Heck, she got her bus driving license along the way to spell Vickery behind the wheel of the team van on those long Saturday night trips north.

All in the name of carving herself a niche on the team.

“I played all four years, four national championship years,” said Moss. “It taught me to problem solve, and never quit. In some ways, I was a bit of a glue for the team. My purpose changed to: what can I get out of this experience, how does it benefit me.”

There is simply no way around the influence of the formative years on all of us. Terry Moss is no different. In that sense, it would be impossible not to attribute at least some of the foundation for the incredible journey that she has enjoyed in the four decades, post-L.U., to the core principles engrained at that time.

At the age of 29, Moss would run her first and only marathon, a source of pride, to this day.

Basketball, ski, yoga, swimming, curling, snowshoeing and so much more have all remained part of her life, even as she immersed herself in the school coaching ranks, taking both cross-country and hoops teams to OFSAA during her tenure at Lo-Ellen.

“I think I became a good basketball coach, when I was done playing,” she said. “I think I was a lot more aware of who was playing and who wasn’t playing.”

But this is still only a small part of the picture.

“I hiked Machu Picchu (five years ago),” said Moss. “That was the hardest thing I have ever done, including running the marathon.”

An avid traveller, Moss has criss-crossed the globe in search of adventure, traversing Camino Trails in Spain and Portugal, just two of the more than two dozen foreign countries she has visited. Having been selected as part of a 24-women Canadian delegation for a curling exchange with Scotland, she is anxiously awaiting an easing of restrictions.

Through it all, she will learn.

That truism has never changed for Terry (Hanson) Moss.















Photos This Week

July 7 Fourth Ave

July 8 Fielding Park

July 9 Finlandia

July 9 Finlandia

July 9 Finlandia

July 10 Nature Chalet

July 10 Nature Chalet

July 12 Finlandia

July 12 Finlandia

July 12 Finlandia

July 12 Finlandia

July 12 Finlandia

July 14 Nature Chalet pond

July 14 Nature Chalet

July 14 Bioski bridge




Upcoming Local Events

  August 7

Sudbury Camino 2021

The Challenge

Inspired by the famous El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes, the Sudbury Camino is a free event that offers a unique Camino-like experience as you discover portions of The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) and Rainbow Route Association trail network in the Greater City of Sudbury. This on-foot journey invites you to challenge yourself and explore our community and its breathtaking natural surroundings on-foot. This year's journey is the Tour de Ramsey Loop highlighting the lakes and lookout points. The challenge is made to be tailored so that you can create the kind of experience you are looking for with various off shoot loops offering unique experiences!

COVID-19 RESPONSE: This year’s Camino will take place on August 7th as a socially-distanced, self-guided hike. The Rainbow Routes Association will continue to work within the provincial guidelines and restrictions for The 2021 Sudbury Camino. Please continue to visit our site for updates.






  August 14 -15, 2021

XTERRA Conquer the Crater
Kivi Park

On August 14th & 15th XTERRA: Conquer The Crater is back - stronger and safer than ever!
Registration for this XTERRA World Championship Qualifier is now LIVE at


We encourage all participants to sign up and raise funds for Miles Against Cancer in support of children with cancer and their families.
XTERRA Conquer the Crater, its committee, and volunteers are committed to providing the safest possible race environment within the Province of Ontario COVID-19 Guidelines and will remain flexible to meet those requirements as they change.

Event by Northern Cancer Foundation







Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Sudbury Runners and Walkers,


We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.

Cancelled until Further Notice








Track North News - by Dick Moss








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